Chanell Bates joined the Steppingstone team in November 2021 as Chief Talent Officer. She brings a passion for improving the life outcomes of young people, leveraging more than 15 years experience in the education sector. She previously served as director of strategy and operations in the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Talent, where she was responsible for designing and enhancing systems that support the District’s personnel needs and implementing a portfolio of high-quality teacher pathway programs.
Prior to her role in the School District of Philadelphia, Chanell served as director of postsecondary initiatives at Mastery Charter Schools, leading college, career and alumni programming for seven high schools, serving approximately 3,000 students. Chanell holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.